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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2020 Nominations Now Held Over to 2021

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Annual Conference Cancelled

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Community Governor Vacancies in Harpenden

Sauncey Wood is a one form entry Primary School with 186 pupils on roll in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The School’s mission is to “grow curious minds” with the education and wellbeing of the children at the heart of every decision they make – the school prides itself on supporting each child as an individual, ensuring they make excellent progress regardless of their starting point.

The Full Governing Board, which includes 5 Parent Governors and 5 Co-opted Governors as well as Local Authority and Staff roles, meets for two hours in the evening once per term, and each Governor is a member of one of two sub-committees that meet once per term in the evening as well. They are open to exploring remote governance if a suitable candidate is unable to travel to school.

Two Co-opted Governors Sought

We are currently seeking two Co-opted Governors to join our Board and while we would particularly welcome applications from people with finance/internal audit or education sector experience, we value people from all backgrounds and would love to talk with anyone who feels they can contribute to improving our school’s already excellent performance. It is not necessary to have previous Governor experience as the Board fully supports new members and we subscribe to an excellent Governor training and support package.  The expected time commitment for a Governor is 5-8 hours per month during school term time.

The School

The following extract from the school’s website will give you a feel for the school: Continue reading

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Herts for Learning lead the March 2021 briefing

June 2021 Governors’ Update

The next Hertfordshire Headteachers Update is scheduled for Tuesday 15 June at 2.00pm.  Governors are also invited to attend this session if they wish to.  This will be run as a webinar this term and the registration link is below.

https://app.livestorm.co/herts-for-learning/hertfordshire-headteacher-updates-summer-term-2021

The updates will include the following items: Continue reading

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Herts for Learning lead the March 2021 briefingMarch 2021 Governors Update

The next Governors update takes place online on Wednesday 17th March 2021 between 5 pm & 7 pm.  The agenda will comprise the following topics:

  • 5.00 Hertfordshire perspective – Jenny Coles, Simon Newland, Tania Rawle
  • 5.30 Ofsted update – Jeremy Loukes
  • 5.45 Safeguarding update – Kay Papageorgiou
  • 6.00 HR update – David Windridge
  • 6.15 SEND update – Jo Fisher
  • 6.30 Reviewing DSPL and LSPs in Hertfordshire – Sue Chapman
  • 6.45 The GREAT pathway – Kathy Dunnett
  • 6.55 Final questions and wrap up – Tania Rawle

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Herts for LearningDigital Conference Starts Monday 15th March

Herts for Learning (HfL) and Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) are delighted to confirm the rescheduled governor conference will be delivered digitally in spring 2021.

We took the decision to postpone the November 2020 date and reschedule for March 2021 in the hope ‘normal service will be resumed’.  However, as we remain in an uncertain period, HfL and HASG have taken the decision to run the conference digitally, but over the week!

Monday 15th March – Friday 19th March 2021:

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Education – Bridging the Gap – Annual Conference

‘Education – Bridging the Gap’, is the theme for the Annual Governors Conference, bookings open on Monday 16th November.

Herts for Learning (HfL) and Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) are delighted to confirm the rescheduled governor conference will be delivered digitally in spring 2021.

We took the decision to postpone the November 2020 date and reschedule for March 2021 in the hope ‘normal service will be resumed’.  However, as we remain in an uncertain period, HfL and HASG have taken the decision to run the conference digitally, but over the week! Continue reading

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HASG AGM 2020 – Tuesday 8th December

The HASG AGM 2020, which would normally take place at the Herts Governors Annual Conference in November, is going virtual.

This year the conference has been postponed to March 2021. Our constitution requires our AGM to be held in the Autumn Term. Thus, it will take place virtually on 8th December 2020 at 7 pm.  Governors/Trustees of member schools are free to attend.  Please register Continue reading

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Diary datesDates for 2020/21 Headteacher & Governor Updates

As we continue to be in uncertain times, we have 3 dates, two of which are taking an optimistic view that larger group meetings might be possible by spring.  These update dates are:

  • Autumn 2020
    Monday 30 November – 2 x webinars with an evening one at 5 pm for governors.  Register online here.
    Agenda items to include:

    • Hertfordshire perspective,
    • HR updates,
    • Safeguarding updates.
  • Spring 2021
    Wednesday 17 March – Hatfield (Governors), and
  • Summer 2021
    Thursday 17 June – Hatfield (Governors).

Read about previous updates here.

 

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Herts for LearningNominations Now Open for Herts for Learning non-exec directors

HfL have commenced an election process to recruit 3 x primary phase and 1 x special phase non-exec directors onto the HfL Board.  Details of this process are given below:

Election process for Herts for Learning non-executive directors

The Herts for Learning (HfL) Board includes six elected school non-executive directors who take up post for a term of three years. In November 2020, there will be Continue reading

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Herts for LearningGovernors’ Webinar Update

As we are unable to run the Heads’ updates in our usual format, we will be delivering our summer updates in the form of a webinar. HfL will be hosting this on our behalf.  There will be one session only for governors on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 5.00 pm.

The programme is as follows: Continue reading

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Herts for LearningHASG/HfL Hertfordshire Governors’ Annual Conference Postponed

The Executive Committee of the Hertfordshire Association of School Governors (HASG) together with the Governance Planning Team of HfL have decided that the conference planned for Saturday 7th November 2020 will be postponed until Spring 2021.

The continuing uncertainty surrounding the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and the probable inadvisability of a meeting of up to 300 delegates in November this year has led us to decide now that, in the interests of safety for all participants, there was no alternative to this postponement. Continue reading

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